GLOBAL CITIES/GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: SOCIAL AND NATURAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF URBAN AREAS IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES
In 2009—and for the first time in human history—most people on the planet will live in cities. This turning point presents many problems and challenges. How can cities manage natural resources so as to make city-living sustainable? What can they do to expand economic opportunity and foster political inclusion as their populations become more socially and culturally diverse? What aesthetic values in the design of buildings and public space can help integrate diversity and foster shared civic pride? In short, what makes for a “good city” in the new Metro Millennium?
The EU-US Atlantis Project seeks to develop a shared curriculum among partner institutions for studying urban transformations that is broader and stronger than any one institution could offer on its own. The partner institutions are the University of Bologna, the University of Denver, the University of Nottingham, and Portland State University. The project involves the exchange of students and faculty equally divided between US and European partners. Student and faculty exchanges are intended to promote multiple disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on urban problems and challenges, and cross-fertilization of European and American approaches to understanding the city and the meaning of engaged citizenship.
This website is maintained by Dr. Dean Saitta, US Project Co-Director, Department of Anthropology, University of Denver (email firstname.lastname@example.org) and by Dr. Franco Minganti, EU Project Co-Director, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Bologna (email email@example.com).
The EU-US Atlantis Project is co-funded by the European Commission, International Co-operation in Higher Education and Training and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). For more information about the European Commission click here. For more information about FIPSE click here.